Monday, November 06, 2006

White-collar labor protest in UAE :: 7 Days

More than 60 [call center] employees of Skycom Communications, based at Dubai Internet City, were sacked last week and told not to report to work the next day. The employees, who walked out in protest four months ago, are now demanding the company pay them an extra month’s salary for not giving them prior notice.
The company says it is outsourcing their call center operations to other countries.

Makes sense. Rather move the employees from low-wage countries to high-living-cost Dubai, just locate the operation in the low-wage country. A call center in DIC never was a good match unless there was a reason to locate it near some other operation.

Here's our earlier post on Skycom.


Blogger Woke said...

Wasn't there a recent Gulf News report suggesting that Dubai is going to become a major outsourcing hub?

Doesn't look like it.

5:48 PM  
Blogger nzm said...

Woke: Yes, it's called DOZ (Dubai Outsourcing Zone), but it's now more like DOZE with the word Extinct at the end!

7:25 PM  

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